This is going to be a repost of my article from August 18 that came out right after Joe Biden selected Kamala Harris as his running mate. But before posting it, I’m linking to David Cochrane videos about Biden and Harris — here and here.
Most of my friends know that I am left-leaning. I’ve alluded to it here and there, so you, if you read this blog, may have figured it out as well. When it comes to voting in Democratic primaries, I sometimes vote for a moderate and I sometimes vote for the progressive. This is usually based on my perception of how far left one can get away with under the circumstances before the risks of losing are too high.
I live in Colorado, and in our senatorial race early this year I voted for, and promoted, the progressive, in part because I think Republican Cory Gardner is badly weakened, and in part because I particularly liked the progressive. (He didn’t win).
In the presidential primary I voted for Elizabeth Warren — our primary is on Super Tuesday and by that point she didn’t have a chance to win the primary, though she hadn’t dropped out yet. Had Pete Buttigieg still been in the race, I might have voted for him. I was deeply concerned with Bernie Sanders’ ability to win a general election and get us to take back the Senate — two VERY necessary things. Biden was the frontrunner going into Super Tuesday, and I voted my heart.
I am this way because I am deeply committed to social justice, economic justice, environmental justice, and, let’s say, kindness. (And I am not a science-denier). I supported Occupy Wall Street and I support a Universal Basic Income. I tend to be dissatisfied with the president for not being Lyndon Johnson, but I have often thought that Barack Obama is the most progressive president we’re going to get in this modern age. (Not sure if I think that now.)
Anyway, Joe Biden named his running mate and it’s Kamala Harris. And, astrologically, this is remarkable.
David Cochrane is likely to do a video of Biden and Harris’ compatibility as candidates, using methodologies that I was taught in his class and that are completely valid, but that I’m not considering here. When the video comes out, I’m going to watch it (and you should too), but I’m looking at something completely different.
Joe Biden was born on November 20, 1942. Kamala Harris was born on October 20, 1964. Their Sun signs are semi-sextile, and if they were born at the same time of the day, their suns are semi-sextile with about a 24 minute (0.4 degree) orb, which is pretty close. But let’s look at that again.
- They were both born on the 20th.
- They are both on cusps, according to The Secret Language of Relationships. Kamala is on the Libra-Scorpio cusp, and Joe is on the Scorpio-Sagittarius cusp. They are one cusp apart.
- They also fall on the same side of the cusp. Kamala Harris is a Libra, and Joe Biden is a Scorpio.
Their birthdays on the 20th: adding the digits of the birthday, their birthdays add up to 2, which is ruled by the Moon. There are many books that delve into numerology, and birthdays ruled by 2 are impressionable and imaginative. They often make good co-workers and partners.
(Birthdays that add up to 1 tend to make good leaders, which makes it especially remarkable that John Edwards’ birthday adds up to 1, while John Kerry’s birthday adds up to 2. At the time (2004 campaign) I suggested that the ticket should be reversed.)
Additionally, Biden and Harris get the same Tarot card — The Judgment. I don’t know that much about tarot — I’ll put that on my bucket list of skills — but according to the Secret Language of Birthdays (Gary Goldschneider and Joost Elffers):
“… in which we are urged to leave material considerations behind and seek a higher spirituality… the card, depicting an angel blowing a trumpet, signifies that a new day, a day of accountability, is dawning. It is a card that challenges us to move beyond our ego and perhaps glimpse the infinite. The danger is that some may hear only a fanfare heralding exaltation, intoxication and indulgence in revels involving the basest instincts.”
I tend to think that we’re not going to have to worry about that last part.
Moving on, birthdays on cusps tend to have more powerful characteristics than those without, tending to have mixed influence of two completely different yet adjacent signs. It’s probably fortunate that both Biden and Harris fall on the same side of the line, and by about two days, but there is still some mixture of two signs in both of them.
Finally, Harris and Biden are adjacent signs, one sign apart. This can prove to be a very dynamic pairing. Linda Goodman many years ago described this very well. The later sign (Biden as a Scorpio) tends to have lessons for the earlier sign (Harris as a Libra) to learn. This would be true for me, as a Sagittarius, with a Capricorn (who I have been in relationships with).
The later sign is patient with the earlier sign as the earlier sign learns the lessons. Kamala Harris strikes me as independent and is highly accomplished, so it’s quite unclear how this could play out; we’ll have to wait for the biographies and the political diaries 4-10 years from now. Historians will have a lot of work to do.